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April 2023 JSC call for nominations




On Monday 31 October 2022 the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) published notices in the media calling for nominations of interested persons to fill 19 vacancies in the various superior courts.
The closing date for submission of nominations is set for 30 November 2022.

Please find below the list of vacant Judicial positions as released by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).
Nominations should reach the Secretariat of the JSC by no later than 30 November 2022.
Interviews will take place 17 – 21 April 2023

The Judicial Service Commission invites nominations of candidates to fill vacancies of Judges in the following Courts:

1. Constitutional Court *
One vacancy

2. Competition Appeal Court
Five vacancies

3. Electoral Court
One vacancy of a Judge-Member.
Candidates nominated for this position should be Judges of the High Court.

4. Eastern Cape Division of the High Court, Gqeberha
One vacancy

5. Gauteng Division of the High Court
Five vacancies

6. Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court
Deputy Judge President

7. Limpopo Division of the High Court
7.1 One vacancy (Polokwane)
7.2 One vacancy (Thohoyandou)

8. Mpumalanga Division of the High Court
Judge President

9. Northern Cape Division of the High Court
One vacancy

10. North West Division of the High Court
One vacancy

Nominations must be accompanied by the candidate’s written consent, detailed curriculum vitae disclosing the candidate’s formal qualifications for appointment, the standard questionnaire completed and signed by the candidate, as well as copies of at least three written judgments by the candidate.

The standard questionnaire to be completed by all nominees is available on the South African Judiciary website: www.judiciary.org.za alternatively on the Constitutional Court website: www.constitutionalcourt.org.za.

In order to comply with the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (POPI Act), candidates need not provide their personal information both in their questionnaire and curriculum vitae i.e. (identity number, cell phone number, and residential address). Candidates are, however, requested to fill in their personal information on a separate form marked annexure ‘’A’’ attached to the questionnaire for office use only.

The questionnaire must be accompanied by the standardised latest “clearance certificate” which the candidate is required to obtain from his/her professional body regarding the candidate’s professional status within that body, his or her suitability for appointment to the Bench and the nature of any disciplinary proceedings completed or pending in respect of the relevant candidate.

Candidates nominated for more than one Superior Court must submit a separate nomination letter in respect of each court.

The Secretariat wishes to emphasize the following points:
1. Interviews with short-listed candidates will be conducted in public, i.e. members of the public and the media are welcome to attend.
2. It is open to persons or bodies nominating candidates to motivate their nominations by referring the JSC to the candidate’s qualifications and general fitness for appointment. In order to comply with the POPI Act, persons or bodies need not provide their personal information on the nomination letters i.e. (identity number, cell phone number and residential address).
3. Nominations must be addressed to and reach the Secretariat of the JSC by no later than Wednesday, 30 November 2022.

Interviews will take place during the week of 17 – 21 April 2023 in Gauteng.

Candidates who wish to email their nominations are encouraged to do so and need not hand deliver hard copies.
Candidates are encouraged to make a follow-up with the Secretariat of the JSC should they not receive confirmation of receipt.
Candidates who wish to hand deliver their nominations could do so either at the Office of the Chief Justice based at 188, 14th Road, Noordwyk, Midrand, or alternatively at the Constitutional Court.

Applications must be addressed to:
The Secretariat of the JSC
Office of the Chief Justice
Private Bag X10 Marshalltown
Johannesburg, 2017
Tel: (010) 493 2687 alternatively (010) 493 2652
Email: KMoretlwe@judiciary.org.za
and TPhaahlamohlaka@judiciary.org.za
Cc: JSC@judiciary.org.za

Registrar’s Office
Constitutional Court
1 Hospital Street